Community Newspapers | The Aqua Foundation Affair Set for September 20th

The Aqua Foundation for Women will celebrate its 10 Year Anniversary and this year’s Scholarship and Grant Recipients at their Annual Aqua Affair, on the rooftop of the beautiful Gale South Beach hotel at 1690 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139, on September 20, 2014, from 7 – 10 p.m.   Guests will enjoy complimentary savory […]


Gay South Florida | Aqua Foundation scholarships help young lesbian, bisexual, transgender women succeed

Nursing student Kim Carias worked two jobs putting herself through school at Florida International University. Three scholarships from Aqua Foundation for Women have enabled her to continue college, quit one job and volunteer time mentoring LGBT youths. “Aqua Foundation has empowered me to be the leader I was meant to be,” said Carias, 20, who was born […]


She Mag | AFW Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary

It was 2004 when eight local women came together to form what is now Aqua Foundation for Women (AFW), an organization dedicated to promoting the wellness and equality of lesbian, bisexual and transgender women in South Florida. Alicia Apfel, Alison Burgos, Alyse Mcgowen, Cindy Brown, Elizabeth Schwartz, Martha Sternberg, Robin Schwartz and Vivian Lamadrid created […]


Aqua Announces Changes in Leadership

AQUA FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN ANNOUNCES TRANSITION IN LEADERSHIP Executive Director, Robin Schwartz to step down this coming fall. Miami, FL (August 18, 2014) — As Aqua Foundation for Women announces the resignation of its Executive Director, Robin Schwartz, they offer immense thanks for her dedication and leadership. Schwartz’s history with the organization dates back to […]


Aqua Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

AQUA FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY The Foundation invites you to celebrate at it’s annual cocktail fundraiser, Aqua Affair Miami, FL (August 15, 2014) — Aqua Foundation for Women, the only organization of its kind in South Florida is turning ten years old and members of its board, staff and supporters want you […]


AQUA NEWS: August 2014

Among transgender people, the question “Are you going to Philly?” starts to come up every spring, and while we love a cheesesteak as much as the next guy, the reason we get excited about the City of Brotherly Love is because every summer, the Mazzoni Center hosts the Philly Trans Health Conference. Thousands and thousands […]

Aqua Girl 2014

This year, Aqua Girl celebrated it’s 15 year anniversary. 15 Years of Aqua Girl: AQUAGIRL 15TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY from bonnelly films on Vimeo. Recap: AQUAGIRL 2014 from bonnelly films on Vimeo.          


She Magazine – LGBT-Inclusive Healthcare at Your Fingertips

Are you out to your primary doctor or have you ever wondered how he or she will react to your sexual orientation? Have you experienced discrimination at your doctor’s office? If so, now there is a website where you can search for LBT inclusive doctors in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. Funded by Aqua […]


Miami Herald | Aqua Girl concertgoers hold ‘trans rights now’ protest in solidarity for transgender women, men

Aqua Foundation showed support for trans women and men by holding a protest at its own #aquaSOUNDS concert event Saturday night. “It’s very important that throughout everything that Aqua does, we make it very clear that this is our community and we stand in solidarity with everyone in our community,” said Charo Valero, an Aqua […]


Sun Sentinel | Beverly McClellan: ‘Voice’ of experience

  Beverly McClellan can identify with the homeless LGBT youth who will benefit from Saturday night’s AquaSounds concert at Grand Central in Miami. A Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors club veteran and Season 1 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice,” McClellan ran away from home at age 13 after coming out to her parents. “This show […]